Creating a Positive Dance Environment

By Rebecca Swol Our fall dance classes have just begun and we are welcoming many new students at all levels. Creating a positive dance experience is a priority for our program. A truly successful dance studio aspires to create an environment to make any dancer that walks through the doors achieve

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Why You Need to Warm Up

By Chris Kuzia Every day students moan when I say “Let’s warm up!” Right away I hear, “Do we have to?”, “Can’t we just go straight to working on our dances?” or “I don’t need to warm up, I’m okay.” What they fail to understand is that warming up is

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Am I Ready for Pointe?

by Chris Kuzia Recently, I have been asked by several students when can they go on Pointe.  The question really should be: Am I ready to go on pointe? There isn't a cut and dry answer as there is no specific age when a dancer is ready to go on

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